Course: Driver Health, Safety & Wellbeing

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This approved seven hour Driver CPC session takes an in-depth look at the lifestyle changes we can make to ensure we stay healthy and the main causes of licence revocations for commercial vehicle drivers.

We look at how the heart works and the importance of staying heart healthy, diabetes and it’s causes, the importance of recognising and acting upon signs and symptoms of ill health, our obligations regarding our fitness to drive, the foods we eat and the importance of a healthy diet.

By the end of the session, candidates will be able to recognise foods that are harmful to health and make informed choices regarding diet and exercise, the effects of alcohol and smoking and how they affect the body and advice on how to reduce the risk of high blood pressure and stroke. Also within this session and as part of managing our risk and the safety of ourselves and others we look at the importance of carrying out thorough commercial vehicle pre-use checks and safe loading issues including the approved code of practice for loading, vehicle dynamics and the consequences of non compliance.